Former "Live!" host Regis Philbin made his debut on "The Rachael Ray Show" (Weekdays on ABC, check local listings) on September 24, and the pair wasted no time getting friendly.
Philbin will be a "recurring special guest" on Ray's show at least once a month, in a new segment called "Rachael and Regis."
As well as learning how to make artichoke bites while "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe played bartender, Philbin and Ray talked about a new holiday, dubbed "Regismas," that they'd use to describe his monthly visits to the show. Then the pair hopped in the photo booth, where the 81-year-old host got a little distracted ...
“He’s more like a funny uncle who is on the set with Rachael chatting and making funny comments rather than a traditional type of co-host,” a source at the taping told HuffPost's Naughty But Nice Rob a few days ago.
"Regis has been a close friend of the show and a close friend of mine for years and it'll be a blast having him on the team," Ray said in a statement earlier this month.
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